Category Archives: Women and Abortion Regret

10% of 1.3 million women experience psychological problems with abortion

Pro-life author Maria Gallagher quotes researcher Priscilla Coleman: A researcher at Bowling Green State University, Priscilla Coleman, told the Toledo Blade that approximately 10 percent of women who undergo abortions experience psychological problems as a result. Coleman says: “It’s that 10 percent … Continue reading

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Woman “positive about her abortion” suddenly bursts into tears

Author Mary Kenny tells the following story:  “When Gina Newson was preparing her program for Channel 4, she happened upon a woman who was exceptionally serene about her abortion. The woman was, indeed, almost a model of positive reaction. She … Continue reading

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Georgette Forney, Silent No More Founder, speaks out

The National Silent No More Awareness Campaign was founded by Georgette Forney of National Episcopalians for Life (NOEL).Silent No More is an organization that allows women to tell their stories of abortion regret and sadness. Forney says: “I had been … Continue reading

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Doctors don’t know how abortion will emotionally impact women

From a medical textbook titled Abortion by Malcolm Potts: “The true emotional consequences of abortion for the individual woman can never be known to her physician.” Quoted in: Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 10 This … Continue reading

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Pro-choice therapist: abortion guilt can lead to “self-destructive” behaviour

Pro-choice therapist Kim Kluger-Bell  says: “Unresolved guilt over abortion and pregnancy losses can result in a tendency to behave in a self-destructive manner. Shame is a common accompaniment to many forms of pregnancy loss but can be particularly acute in the … Continue reading

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College student commits suicide after abortion

Pro-life author Teri Stanon told the following story: “A desperate father came into a woman’s clinic seeking answers about his daughter’s suicide. This young college girl’s parents were utterly devastated when they were notified by the school that their daughter had taken … Continue reading

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Abortion “doesn’t allow space for mourning”

Psychotherapist Mira Dana,on postabortion grief:  “Why would you feel sadness or loss about something you wanted to get rid of? On the surface it looks like a contradiction… The fact that it was your decision which caused the loss does … Continue reading

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World Health Organization acknowledges mental health risks of abortion

A World Health Organization technical report acknowledged that women with a previous history of mental illness were more likely to suffer negative emotional aftereffects of abortion : “There is no doubt that the termination of pregnancy may precipitate a serious … Continue reading

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Depression and hopelessness as aftereffects of abortion

Pro-Choice author Miriam Claire lists the following as psychological effects of abortion: “Depression: some women get into a state of depression which could be described as a general sense of hopelessness and diffused (unfocused) feeling of blackness… Feeling bad about yourself … Continue reading

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Social worker: hiding post-abortion trauma is unfair

Social worker Ava Torre–Bueno, on women’s depression and mental health problems after abortion: “What you hear in the [pro-choice] movement is “Let’s not make noise about this” and “Most women are fine, I’m sure you will be too.” And that … Continue reading

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